Health & Wellness

Forget Me Not, an Award-Winning Stage Play on Alzheimer’s Disease, to be Presented at Royal Missionary Baptist Church

Saturday, November 11, AfricanAmericansAgainstAlzheimer’s, an UsAgainstAlzheimer’s network, will present the national award-winning play, Forget Me Not, at the Royal Missionary Baptist Church (1807 Pearson Street) from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  The play, directed by Garrett Davis of the Forget Me Not Project, takes the audience into the life of a family facing Alzheimer’s disease and shows the disease’s impact on relationships…

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Majority Of Americans Have Astounding Knowledge Gap About The Realities Of Alzheimer’s And Caregiving

The majority of Americans, particularly women, are dramatically uninformed about their vulnerability to Alzheimer’s disease and don’t realize that there are steps they could be taking today to protect their brain health, and are unprepared for the long-term care needs associated with the disease. Many, in fact, incorrectly believe that they don’t have to worry…

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Report: Women of Color Underrepresented Among Doctors, Face Major Barriers

A new report from The Greenlining Institute and the Artemis Medical Society finds that women of color are severely underrepresented among U.S. physicians and face serious barriers to entering medicine and succeeding in the field. This, in turn, means millions of Americans of color lack access to culturally competent care from a provider with whom…

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Compassion & Choices Launches African-American, Latino Leadership Councils

To commemorate National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, Compassion & Choices today announced the launch of its African-American and Latino Leadership Councils as part of its expanding outreach to all Americans nationwide about their end-of-life care options. These options include hospice, palliative care and medical aid in dying. The councils are an extension of Compassion…

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Despite Trump, ACA Open Enrollment Has Begun

By Cash Michaels Special to the NNPA No, President Trump and the Republican Congress haven‘t “repealed and replaced” President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal health care law, yet. But yes, as Open Enrollment began on November 1st, there are significant changes than in previous years. The enrollment period ends on December 15th for coverage through…

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Racial and Ethnic Disparities Show Up in NICU Care

By Erin Digitale Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Babies’ racial and ethnic identities influence the quality of medical care they receive in neonatal intensive care units, new research in California suggests. The study examined medical care of more than 18,000 of the state’s smallest babies at 134 California hospitals. “For many of these infants, their…

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Making the Most of Medicare Open Enrollment

Eating well and regular exercise are part of a healthy lifestyle, and so is making sure you have the right health care coverage. Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment period is a good time to review your current coverage and decide if there may be a better fit based on changes to current plans, your budget or…

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